LEARN HOW TO TEACH MINDFULNESS USING PROVEN & SUCCESSFUL METHODS?


COURSE DURATION: SELF-PACED (8 weeks minimum)
LOCATION: ONLINE

DESCRIPTION: Mindfulness is not new, it is thousands of years old and has been practiced in many eastern cultures as a way of maintaining mental balance against the inevitable distortions the mind generates. Mindfulness has made it to the west for a number of reasons; technology has developed and allowed researchers to study and understand the function of the brain more fully so that we now have an enormous amount of evidence-based research confirming the benefits of regular practice.

As a result, there is now a growing demand in schools, work places and other institutions for Mindfulness training and trained mindfulness facilitators.

In this online certificate course you will not only be introduced to and learn the the powerful Mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives. You will also receive the tools and training to teach these techniques to anyone around you, including students and children.

we will be looking carefully at the basic neuroscience; how purposefully connecting with the body’s self-calming para-sympathetic nervous system leads to- lower stress and anxiety, increased attention and mental clarity, improved social and emotional intelligence and a host of other life-enhancing benefits.

Teaching mindfulness is about guiding people to their own mindfulness practice. It’s about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’.
In this ‘safe space’ everyone has the ability to come into a deeper contact with who they really are by continually being offered the possibility of surrendering to the present moment, exactly as it is, without an agenda or expected outcome.

In this course you will learn, as the teacher/guide, how to use language, your voice, authority and authenticity to create an environment, where a deep trust between participants naturally arises and a sense of freedom and safety also.
To guide mindfulness is like nothing else, it is not teaching in a traditional sense, it is not therapy. It is more like ‘decluttering’ the over-filled, busy mind.

By establishing your own Mindfulness practice in part 1 of the course and getting a fundamental understanding of how mindfulness works from a more scientific point of view, you will build the foundation needed to effectively guide others on to their own mindfulness journey.

The Natural State Of Being Human

In our fast paced and increasingly distracted and fragmented world we now have to ‘teach’ mindfulness to re-empower people with their own natural ability to restore the fragmented mind to a state of wholeness and presence.

The increasing demands of living places enormous stress on all people, children, teenagers and adults, the purposeful, daily cultivation of minimising stress, self-regulation, connection to self, others and the world around us has been proven to assist mental, emotional and physical balance.

This course gives you the background, science, practices and techniques to teach/guide others and to establish a regular practice yourself.

Understanding how the brain works goes a long way to empowering people to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness ‘teaches’ us how thoughts and feelings affect our state of being and how we are able to train ourselves, intentionally, to observe the activity of the mind without becoming entrapped and start believing every thought the mind produces or be swept away by every emotion felt.

Mindfulness trains us to recognise we have a choice of where to put our attention and to recognise when we are becoming trapped in unhelpful thinking.

The course is based on the successful programme Mindful NZ Schools has been running the past five years as well as latest research and techniques on teaching mindfulness designed by the original MBSR members
who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn.


IN SHORT-What will you learn?

This training will give you a resource to improve everyone’s, including students and children’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety as well as improve attention and focus and cultivate kindness and empathy. Activities and practices will be taught to help engage students in the mindfulness process and assist in internalising the mindfulness process.

Why should we teach Mindfulness to students and children?
Studies have shown that emotional regulation, social behaviour and academic achievement have noticeably improved for those who have received Mindfulness instructions.

Benefits such as:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Better sleep
  • Better self-management
  • Less reactivity
  • Improved mental resilience
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Better memory
  • Increased attention and focus
  • Better conflict resolution skills

are common and expectable result from regular Mindfulness practice.

It doesn’t matter if you never meditated or done one Mindfulness exercise in your life, this course is for anyone who are moved to establish their own Mindfulness practice and get the tools and resources to help others to improve focus, mental resilience and impulse control.

This doesn’t just creates happier students and children; it creates a happier culture in the whole school, for both teachers and students.

Course Content

Here is a list of all the tools and resources that you can access immediately after signing up.

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    Mindfulness Facilitation Manual

    with key points for guiding and leading mindfulness sessions with tips on how to use language, your own authenticity and natural authority and create the space where ‘Mindfulness can happen’.

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    Guided Mindfulness audios

    Audios for each weeks exercises that you can listen to anywhere.

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    Videos

    with instructions and explanation of how Mindfulness works

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    8-Week Lesson Plans - ready to use

    that covers all main mindfulness exercises; breathing. listening, eating etc.

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    Enquiry Logs

    with questions and notes for each week.

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    Online Forum

    When you register you are automatically signed up as a member of the course forum.

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    Power Point Presentation

    with over 40 slides to use as a resource when you teach others.

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    Members Only Webinars

    where you can ask questions and give feedback

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    Personal Support



WHAT DO YOU GET FROM THIS COURSE?


  • Guidance given by an experienced mindfulness trainer
  • The opportunity to learn mindfulness from home with personal support
  • Learning simple practices to help anyone to relax the body, eliminate stress, calm the mind.
  • Be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions.
  • Deepen your contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
  • Ready to Use mindfulness lessons that is engaging for people of any age.
  • Learning by reading, writing, listening to audios and watching videos
  • Learn How To Teach Mindfulness using proven & Successful Methods
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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    ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THIS COURSE

    “The thing is with mindfulness is that when you are going to do something bad, you know it and you can stop.”

    “I like mindfulness because it helps me feel better and teaches me to concentrate.”

    “When my sister gets on my nerves, I tell her to leave me alone so I can take a deep breath. I always use the technique whenever I am mad.”

    Quotes from Students






    Who is the course for?


    • Teachers
    • Yoga Trainers
    • Counsellors
    • Social Workers
    • Consultants
    • Psychologists
    • Team Leaders
    • Personal Assistants
    • Life Coaches
    • Physiotherapists
    • Doctors
    • Nurses
    • Parents
    • Pastors
    • & anyone who want to add Mindfulness Facilitation to their skill set
    “With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the
    traditional sense – you are in fact removing some of the mental clutter
    that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of
    equilibrium”.Rita Riccola




    Part 1 – Establish Your Own Practice


    The first part of the course is an 8 week foundation where you focus on establishing your own Mindfulness practice by listening to guiding audios and watching some instruction videos while keeping a daily mindfulness journal.

    In your own time you will be introduced to and learn the powerful Mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives.

    You will see for yourself that the ability to focus on one thing at a time is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina, Mindfulness, which is a mental training, requires regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and generally self-managing in a new and empowering way.

    Through guided, simple easy-to-do practices you are training the mind to be more present in the moment resulting in lowered anxiety, increased alertness anda being truly present in your life.








    Learn At Your Own Pace
    with guided audio sessions

    Audio exercises that you can listen to online
    or download to any mobile devices.



    Part 2 – Learn To Facilitate Mindfulness


    In the second part we will be looking carefully at the basic neuroscience; how purposefully connecting with the body’s self-calming para-sympathetic nervous system leads to- lower stress and anxiety, increased attention and mental clarity, improved social and emotional intelligence and a host of other life-enhancing benefits.

    Teaching mindfulness is about guiding people to their own mindfulness practice. It’s about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’.
    In this ‘safe space’ everyone has the ability to come into a deeper contact with who they really are by continually being offered the possibility of surrendering to the present moment, exactly as it is, without an agenda or expected outcome. That requires the shared intention of all present.

    In this module you will learn, as the teacher/guide, how to use language, your voice, authority and authenticity to create an environment, where a deep trust between participants naturally arises and a sense of freedom and safety also.
    To guide mindfulness is like nothing else, it is not teaching in a traditional sense, it is not therapy either. It is more like ‘uncluttering’ the over-filled, busy mind.

    Establishing your own Mindfulness practice (part 1) and the fundamental understanding of how mindfulness works from a more scientific point of view, you will have built the foundation needed to effectively guide others on to their own mindfulness journey. You will find that you more easily can put into words experiences that are outside the tangible and ‘practical’.


    Neuroscience and how the Mindfulness process works is also covered in a
    live webinar where you can ask questions and give feedback.



    Part 3 – Bring Mindfulness to The Classroom


    In part 3 you are provided with detailed lesson plans that can be run as an 8 week block-study in the classroom or you can build your own lesson plans referencing this material. Each lesson can run for 30-40 minutes but this can be adapted as needed.

    This 8 week programme has run extensively in schools for primary and secondary and only needs language-appropriate adjustments to cater ot each group. The lesson plans can be adapted for adult groups also, designed to raise all participants awareness of our relationship to our thoughts, feeling, others, the earth and recognising the emergence of the qualities of kindness, empathy and compassion over the 8 week period.The lessons build over the 8 weeks to week-by-week develop a deeper understanding of why mindfulness is such a wonderful, effective, self-regulating strategy.

    “With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the
    traditional meaning – you are actually removing some of the mental clutter
    that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of
    equilibrium”.Rita Riccola


    How to win the battle
    for students attention?

    With the added distraction from mobile devices, texting and social media, the
    challenge of keeping students attention in the classroom has become a whole new ball game.

    In this course you will learn how to help students to be more present and stay focused by showing them powerful strategies to intentionally shift attention when the mind wanders.

    Assessment & Certificate


    At the end of the course there will be an assessment with a questionnaire to verify that you have gone through the exercises and got the full value of the course and also the option to have a certificate of attendance in hard copy sent to you.

    certificate of attendance in hard copy




    Ready-To-Use
    LESSON PLANS


    » improve students ability to deal with stress
    » cultivate kindness and empathy
    » designed by a registered teacher
    » complies with the objectives of the curriculum for personal development
    » suits all age groups

    Trainer with 28 Years Experience

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    ABOUT THE TEACHER

    Rita Riccola is a NZ Teacher and a trained Mindfulness teacher with 28 yrs experience who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA and attended many Mindfulness retreats.

    Rita has designed these courses to meet the growing need for educators and human resource workers to offer Mindfulness training to all interested. The courses are continually well-received by many participants in NZ and Australia.

    She has provided training for schools in Auckland and trained teachers at Diocesan Schools for Girls and Dilworth Junior College.

    “Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open-minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”-Louise Dore, participant, Auckland
    “I’ve learnt valuable human, approachable ways to bring Mindfulness to my school and my own life”Peter, Sydney

    ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THIS COURSE




    Developing Competence
    in guiding mindfulness

    Mindfulness is experiential. To be able to teach mindfulness effectively you need to understand how it works from the inside out. Mindfulness Facilitation is about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’. The Course’s Facilitators manual answer questions such as:
    • How to begin a class?
    • How to use language & the voice?
    • How to use your authenticity?
    • How to deal with difficult emotions? etc.


    Webinars & Support


    You are never left on your own! if there is anything you don’t understand or need more explanation for, you can email the teacher personally at any time.

    There are also regular members only webinars where we cover certain topics and aspects of the training and where you are invited to ask questions and give feedback.




    Easy Online Access

    You find the complete course , all resources; audios, videos & downloadable PDF files etc. logically structured in the online dashboard that you access anytime through your personal member account.

    The course comes with ‘white label’ rights so you can use the material as you own and we will help you brand the components with your organisation’s logo & colours etc.


    Is this course for me?


    Mindfulness is not just some trend, but a proven method to help increase attention, focus and awareness, making it possible to self-regulate and shift attention when caught up in unhelpful thinking and worrying. Mindfulness exercises are designed to train our awareness and to develop the ability to stay calm under stress and turbulence as well as having better sleep and increasing resilience.

    Harvard, Oxford and Stanford Universities offer Mindfulness courses as well as many companies such as Google and Intel.

    There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief system. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.

    The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented, especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, acceptance of these practical exercises anyone can do.

    Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand or knowledge of meditation. Anyone can experience the effects from these simple exercises.



    Powerful Live Webinars
    for in-depth learning

    With the course comes regular members only webinars where we go deeper into certain aspects of mindfulness such as the physiology of breathing and Neuroplasticity.

    The webinars is also a great opportunity to ask questions and give and get feedback.

    Register Now and Start Immediately!


    Mindfulness can’t be learnt by just talking or reading about it. Mindfulness is experiential. To be able to teach mindfulness you need to understand how it works from the inside out.

    This course gives you the science, practices and tools to teach and help others and the inspiration guidance and methodology to establish a strong regular practice yourself.

    To sign up and start your Mindfulness Journey, simply click the button below and you are taken to the registration page for checkout and immediate access.

    Cost for the complete course including Part 1, 2 and 3 is $249 USD.
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    SPECIAL BONUS: As part of the course you can register and come for half price (normally $495) to any of the 2 day Mindfulness Facilitation courses that are held regularly in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) . In these courses, among many other things you get the chance of guiding a group for first-hand experience and feedback.







    100% Satisfaction Guarantee

    This online course is based on Mindfulness in Australia’s programme that has been tested and proven with hundreds of participants of all ages.
    We are fully confident it will work for you too if you follow it closely.
    If you are not satisfied with the course for any reason you will be given
    a full refund within 90 days of the purchase.


    What Participants Say about Rita’s 2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course


    “What I liked best about the 2 day training was the relaxed, knowledgeable approach to Mindfulness”.
    -Laura, Melbourne

    “I liked the pace, experiential learning and the facilitators sharing her experience”
    Alison, Sydney

    “I’ve learnt valuable human, approachable ways to bring Mindfulness to my school and my own life”
    Peter, Sydney

    “ I’ve learnt that you can choose to change. The interaction between participants was especially valuable”
    – Jen, Sydney

    “Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.
    -Louise Dore, Auckland

    “I found Rita’s expert and gentle facilitating a wonderful way to explore mindfulness personally, whilst also guiding me to share mindfulness with others”.
    -Suzanne Henwood, Auckland

    “The Mindfulness Teacher Training 2 day workshop delivered some excellent material and provided participants with some definitive tools to enable them to develop their own teaching programs around. Rita’s knowledge and inclusive manner of facilitating made for an enjoyable experience”.
    -Errol Alison, Wellington

    “What I liked best about the course was the practical nature and the openness to ask questions”
    -Wendy, Sydney

    “I’ve learnt very practical strategies and meaningful discussions of experiences”
    -Sarah, Christchurch

    Summary of Complete Course Content – Part 1, 2 & 3



    • What is Mindfulness?
    • How does it work?
      Evidence-based research results
      and the neuroscience.
    • Why Teach Mindfulness to Students and Children.
    • Breathing Exercise 1 and 2
    • Guided Body Scan
    • The STOP Method
    • How to build a MIndfulness Lesson
    • Tools & Resources




    • How to identifying patterns of thinking and reacting that keep us trapped.
    • Practical ways to work with  Difficult Thoughts and Emotions.
    • Turning boredom and restlessness into curiosity
    • Mindful Listening-expanded awareness.
    • The ‘Mountain meditation’
    • Training Session – Teaching Mindfulness
    • Questions and Answers, feedback/personal Enquiry into your own experience

    PATHWAY TOBecoming a
    Mindfulness Facilitator

    COMPLETE 3-PART ONLINE COURSE

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      8 Week Mindfulness Training

      The first part where you establish your own Mindfulness practice

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      Learn To Facilitate Mindfulness

      The second part is about learning to guide others.

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      Bring Mindfulness To The Classroom and groups.

      Third part with ready- to -use lesson plans and demonstration videos



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